Clean Rooms Are A Game-Changer: TransUnion’s Rudich

SAN JUAN, PR — One of the hottest software trends in ad-tech has been the emergence of “clean rooms”. The software helps companies combine and overlay data sets in a privacy-compliant manner, allowing for deduplication, segment creation and so on. For Gillian Rudich, VP, Strategic Partnerships, TransUnion, clean rooms offer transparency and privacy, as well as […]

 
 

News Content, Streamed Sports Are Favorable for Brands: Magna Global’s Stacey Stewart

SAN JUAN, PR – An estimated $11.1 billion this year will be spent on political advertising in the United States as Donald Trump and Joe Biden vie for second terms as president. Amid the barrage of political ads, independent or undecided voters will seek reliable, fact-based news – and that’s a good reason for consumer […]

 
 

Streaming TV Drives Shoppable Moments for Brands: Roku’s Jeff Katz

SAN JUAN, PR – Streaming television pioneer Roku not only has more than 80 million active accounts for advertisers to reach, but also which with whom to transact. These shoppable features mark an evolution of the platform beyond driving subscriptions for direct-to-consumer services such as Netflix and Disney+. “Consumers have more of an affinity for […]

 
 

CTV Transparency Underpins Growth in Media Spending: PHD’s Katie Klein

SAN JUAN, PR – Many consumers have shifted their television viewing to streaming video, leading advertisers to set aside a bigger portion of their media budgets to connected television. However, they have faced frustrations with determining whether their ads are being seen within the walled gardens of video apps for smart TVs. “Transparency in connected […]

 
 

AI-Powered Video Technology Takes Center Stage: KERV AI’s Wolff

SAN JUAN, PR — In an era where advertisers seek to captivate audiences with more engaging and personalized content, cutting-edge AI technology is transforming the way we understand and interact with video advertising. One company is harnessing the power of AI to create immersive experiences that drive business outcomes for advertisers and publishers alike. In this […]

 
 

Retail Media Networks Have Major Offsite Ad Potential: Dentsu Media’s Bruce Williams

SAN JUAN, PR – Retailers that sell digital advertising on their own websites are looking to expand these capabilities throughout the open web with what is known as offsite advertising. A key strength is audience targeting based on the purchase histories of their customers. “The expansion of offsite is really delivering on a lot of […]

 
 

Retail Media Networks: The Key to Full-Funnel Activation and Brand Growth, Omnicom Commerce’s Baker

SAN JUAN, PR — Omnicom thought the fusion of shopping and media was so important that it made a whole division, Omnicom Commerce Group, dedicated to the topic in June 2023. Early this year, OCG execs have been appearing at key industry events like Beet Retreat San Juan and Shoptalk. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Jacquelyn Baker, […]

 
 

Dual-Screen TVs Are Driving Brand Engagement With Viewers: Telly’s Bob Ivins

SAN JUAN, PR – Smart-TV startup Telly aims to change the value proposition for consumers by offering them free televisions in exchange for seeing advertisements. The promise for marketers is that campaigns have a greater chance of being seen – Telly’s set has twin screens, the lower of which shows unobstructed ads and information. “They’re […]

 
 

Alternative Ad Currencies Will Shape Upfront Talks: Carat’s Jessie Schwartzfarb

SAN JUAN, PR – Media-measurement company Comscore in March received accreditation from the Media Rating Council for national and local television household-level measurement. The accreditation was a significant step in Comscore’s role in helping to set the value of ad transactions, or what are known currencies. In this interview two weeks before Comscore’s accreditation, Beet.TV […]

 
 

Deciphering the Streaming Conundrum with XUMO’s Joe Lerner

SAN JUAN, PR — Joe Lerner, Executive Director of Advertising Sales at XUMO, has a bone to pick with the complicated jargon of the streaming media space. Diving into an industry replete with acronyms and blurred lines, he advocates for a more straightforward approach to delivering content to consumers. Whether on CTV, OTT, AVOD, or SVOD […]

 
 

Every Ad Doesn’t Have To Be Shoppable: Zenith’s Daniel Rolli

SAN JUAN, PR – The popularity of connected devices such as mobile phones and smart TVs has expanded the opportunities for brands to drive direct transactions with consumers. Shoppability is more pervasive, but that doesn’t mean every advertisement should be geared to drive a response. “Shoppability certainly appears to be everywhere these days. The question […]

 
 

Mapping the Future of Media at Beet Retreat San Juan

Last month’s Beet Retreat in San Juan was an extraordinary gathering of 180 industry leaders for three days of deep learning, conversations and networking. We covered a broad range of topics from streaming video and data to commerce media and, of course, AI.  The participants were deeply engaged. Their conversations were both honest and aspirational. […]

 
 

Media Strategies Need Holistic View of Consumers: Verizon’s Jennifer Gardner

SAN JUAN, PR – The media landscape has become more fragmented as connected television apps offer viewers more ways to discover and watch programming. The resultant splintering of audiences has pushed mass-market brands to find ways to tell that their advertising is reaching consumers efficiently and effectively. “Transparency is critical for us. It helps inform […]

 
 

MRI-Simmons’ Pisano On The Power Of Data, TransUnion Integration

SAN JUAN, PR — After being acquired by NIQ (NielsenIQ), MRI-Simmons is set to play a pivotal part in its parent’s new media division – and it’s bringing a new partnership with TransUnion. NIQ in February announced it would form the division out of a combination of NIQ, GfK, and MRI-Simmons, addressing three core industry issues: defining the […]

 
 

Hispanic Audiences Will Shine at Upfront: TelevisaUnivision’s Donna Speciale

SAN JUAN, PR – The Hispanic population is a significant source of economic growth for the United States, but its television audience historically has been undercounted. With this year’s upfront sales season, Spanish-language media giant TelevisaUnivision will showcase more comprehensive data about Hispanic viewers. “We built a lot of new capabilities with audience targeting,” Donna […]

 
 

Shoppers of Travel Experiences Reveal Key Insights to Consumer Brands: Tripadvisor’s Christine Maguire

SAN JUAN, PR – Retailers that sell advertising aren’t limited to ecommerce sites like Amazon or store chains like Walmart. The category of retail media networks includes marketplaces for services such as travel and tourism – key parts of what’s been described as the experience economy. “Travel is the ultimate experience, obviously, and there’re so […]

 
 

Brand Partnerships Underpin Retail Media’s Role in CTV: Albertsons’ Evan Hovorka

SAN JUAN, PR – Retailers that sell advertising can help brand marketers reach key audiences in their connected television campaigns. The role for retail media networks in marketing consumer packaged goods is similar to its place in other communications channels. “The challenge is the process for building creative, getting inventory aligned with our audiences and […]

 
 

Retail Media’s Evolution Sparks New Excitement For UM’s Owen

SAN JUAN, PR – With retail media advertising growing fast, does the category deserve its own showcase? The intersection of data, technology, and retail media is creating a bustling marketplace that has industry experts like Amie Owen, Global Chief Commerce Officer at UM Worldwide, both intrigued and eager. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Owen […]

 
 

Seedtag Launches Contextual TV for CTV Advertisers

Contextual advertising platform Seedtag this week introduced Contextual TV to help brands use contextual targeting tactics in their streaming ad buys. The product constructs audience segments based on online consumption patterns and viewing habits. Brands can target these audiences through demand-side platforms including The Trade Desk and Google’s DV360, according to an announcement. In this […]

 
 

Albertsons’ Jindal Sees Identity As Key To Cross-Channel Consumer Experience

SAN JUAN, PR — Supermarkets used to trade more in detergent than data – but, in the new world of retail media, these big merchants are leveraging customer identity in advertising sales. As retailers strive to balance online and offline customer engagement, the challenge of creating a seamless omnichannel experience is paramount. In this video […]

 
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